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story: Khalil Gibran

Khalil Gibran

Gibran was a Lebanese poet and novelist whose works, written in both English and Arabic, fuse elements of Eastern and Western mysticism. His best-known work is The Prophet, a collection of 26 inspirational prose poems. Published in 1923, it attracted only modest attention during the author’s life but later attained cult status among American youth for several generations, including during the 1960s counterculture movement. What lyric did the Beatles adapt from one of Gibran’s texts? More… Discuss

He said What? (Quotation): Henry Fielding (1707-1754) and Kahlil Gibran (1883 – 1931): on the art of conforting another

Giving comfort under affliction requires that penetration into the human mind, joined to that experience which knows how to soothe, how to reason, and how to ridicule; taking the utmost care never to apply those arts improperly.

Henry Fielding (1707-1754)

Khalil Gibran Sculpture

Khalil Gibran Sculpture (Photo credit: rachaelvoorhees)

The lust for comfort, that stealthy thing that enters the house a  guest and then becomes a host, and then a master.
      – Kahlil Gibran